Many properties in and around Crest Hill, Channahon, Joliet, New Lenox and Plainfield require grading in order to make them more usable. If there are too many slopes on the land or even if it is completely flat, this can pose an issue in terms of drainage. Ideally, the property should have slight grading and all the drains should have a slight slope in the direction of the main drains.
However, this isn’t how it always is and when we at Innovation Landscapes Inc are tackling any project; we may also have to add grading to the property. When any slope is leveled to make space for an outdoor feature, driveway or pathways, it becomes very important to focus on aspects such a soil erosion and drainage. The one way to provide that slope the right kind of support is to install retaining walls on your property.
Over the years, we have handled a large number of retaining wall installation projects for customers in and around Lockport, Romeoville, Lemont, Oswego and Bolingbrook. These features are very different from standard walls in that they are specially engineered to bear the weight of the soil and rocks behind them. In many ways retaining wall construction adds to the stability of the landscaping and helps prevent accidents from occurring.
Types Of Retaining Walls
We build retaining walls that are structurally solid; they are made using the best materials and our masons are highly skilled and experienced too. Our on-site supervisors ensure that the job progresses as planned and that it’s completed in a timely manner. We can provide retaining wall design and installation such as:
- Concrete Masonry Units - These are popularly known as CMUs and are the most common types of retaining walls. They are pre-fabricated, so the installation is easy and we can then affix stone veneer on them to make them more aesthetically appealing.
- Poured Concrete - This is a much more economical option compared to the other types of walls, but these structures are more prone to cracking
- Brick Retaining Walls - This material has been used in retaining wall construction for centuries. These walls have a very rustic appeal, are strong & low maintenance.
- Stone - These could be engineered walls put together using stone and mortar; sometimes, stone could be dry stacked as well, to create a sort of an embankment in the desired place.
- Brick - has been used in the construction of retaining walls for hundreds of years. They are highly resilient, look great and are very low-maintenance too.
The Structure of a Retaining Wall
The walls we build are strong and have the ability to withstand the weight of the soil and rocks as well as the forces of gravity. If you think you may need an engineered retaining wall built and need more information, call Innovation Landscapes Inc at 815-557-0473. We use the best materials and workmanship and focus on ensuring our customers are 100% satisfied with the solutions we provide.